LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board and the Punjab government announced cash rewards for the selectors following the national cricket teams impressive performance in the just-concluded 2011 Cricket World Cup. Afridi-led Pakistan cricket team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup and chief selector Mohsin Khan demanded that the PCB should also reward the selectors for the national teams performance. Close on the heels of his demand, both the PCB and the Punjab government have announced cash prize of Rs 500,000 each. Mohsin soon after getting reward said that he would be sharing the money with his colleagues. "I am really grateful to the board and the chief minister of Punjab for their kind gesture in accepting my point of view which was a valid one," Mohsin said. Citing the example of Indian selectors, who were given bonuses of Rs 2.5 million each for the national teams World Cup triumph, Mohsin said Pakistani selectors also deserved a similar treatment. The former Test opener stated that it was necessary for the PCB and the government to reward the players, management and selectors after a good performance as it will only encourage them to do better in future. He pointed out that the selectors had played a vital role in Pakistan teams resurrection in the last few months as did the management and players. "I thought all of us equally deserved credit for the teams good show," Mohsin added. Besides Mohsin, the national selection committee includes four other selectors, including M Ilyas, Azhar Khan and two co-opted members. Since the national team returned from the World Cup, the central and provincial governments have announced cash rewards for the players and officials but this is for the first time the selectors have also been given monetary bonuses. Mohsin insisted that he and his colleagues will share the amount as they all deserved credit for the teams good showing. "My selectors have cooperated a lot with me and backed my decisions and they deserve this reward as much as I do," he said. In Pakistan, the selectors are the paid employees of PCB, with the chief selector entitled to a salary of Rs 2,50,000 plus other perks and benefits.